Monthly Archive: July 2017

Treachery: A Few Wandering Thoughts

A few vignettes from the lowest circle of Dante’s Inferno: The Russian ambassador to Washington now claims he did discuss campaign-related policy matters with Jeff Sessions, contrary to Sessions’ public denials. This comes just a day after Donald Trump, granting yet another exclusive interview to reporters from a paper he supposedly thinks is “fake news,” said he regrets choosing Sessions...

Dr. McConnell and Mr. Trump Part V: The Strange Case

Conservative commentator Erick Erickson is responding to the failure of the Senate’s health care reform bill by calling for the GOP to replace Mitch McConnell as leader, on the grounds that McConnell is thwarting President Trump’s agenda. Perhaps Erickson is trying to be ironic, but let’s get this straight once and for all: Mitch McConnell is Trump’s agenda. A quick...

Canadian Gives Lesson on “Genuine Caring” for the Progressive Age

Anyone inclined to ask why I often speak so disdainfully of my fellow Canadians, or why I’ve increasingly expressed disgust at the thought of returning to my homeland at the end of my Korean working life, need look no further than a column by popular British-Canadian commentator Michael Coren in The Toronto Star, opining about the Charlie Gard case. Coren offers...

Trump Dives to Bottom of Swamp

If you had to defend yourself against accusations of wrongdoing, I presume you would know better than to say, “But most politicians would do the same.” You would understand that saying most politicians would act as you did is virtually self-incriminating — particularly if you were a politician whose campaign was built on promising to “drain the swamp” of corrupt...

Tyranny Bares Its Teeth (to defend babies, of course)

What can be more shamelessly, terrifyingly brutal than the righteous, benign mask of progressivism? After humiliating themselves before the universe as the tyrants that they are, the commissars at London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital, unwilling to admit that stealing babies from their parents in order to murder them is unethical, have doubled down on their moral turpitude. Still unwilling to...

Charlie Gard’s Mother Permitted to Join Her Betters

After yet another time-and-energy-wasting legal fight, a judge has granted Connie Yates permission to attend a meeting between doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital and American specialist Michio Hirano, at which her son’s fate will be discussed. The hospital had argued against parental representation, on the grounds that the doctors would not be able to “speak freely” about Charlie Gard’s...

And they started passing out glasses of Kool-Aid…

For months, many of us “establishment hack beta male” types have been wondering when, if ever, Donald Trump’s personality cultists might realize how thoroughly they’ve been had, how severely their blindness has compromised their nation’s last hopes of recovering (peacefully) from its progressive death spiral, and how profoundly the Washington establishment is benefitting from their idolatry. The answer, it now seems, may be that they will...

The Sad Predicament of Mark Levin

The concerted three-years-and-running Trump-McConnell demolition attack on the American conservative movement continues apace, clouding the minds of good people daily. And radio host and constitutional lawyer Mark Levin, a rare high-profile character in “conservative radio” who is actually a conservative, is among the victims, having caught himself in the compromising trap of defending the indefensible, time and again. Now, at last, he has jumped the shark as they say,...

Getting Fat on Trump-Russia “Nothing-burgers”

For months, various pseudo-conservative voices, and even a few genuine conservatives, have been leaping to microphones everywhere to declare — like a child who covers his ears and shouts “lalalalalalalala” — that all talk of inappropriate Russian connections within the Trump campaign, family, and associates, is a “nothing-burger.” The mere fact that so many of them have literally used this...

The Audacity of Dope, aka Trump vs. Trump

Boasting of his brilliant meeting with Vladimir Putin, whom he loves so much he can’t stand it, Donald J. Trump — entrepreneur, billionaire, dumbest man in any given room — blurted out a series of tweets, including this doozy: Putin & I discussed forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit so that election hacking, & many other negative things, will be...